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from virginia and my friend from connecticut had a press conference earlier today to talk about some of the issues that are being talked about rhetorically. and let's say that what is happening right now -- and it is unfortunate for the american people -- what is happening right now is that both sides of the aisle are trying to herd of goats with language -- up folks with language that does not do justice to this, very difficult, something very much needed in this country. there have been a lot of discussion about this funding mechanism, this $50 million -- this $50 billion bailout fund, if you will -- and those are somebody else's words by the way, not mine. let's just talk about this and i know the american people are probably tuning and in some cases and wonder how we are jumping into this without a lot of dialogue, but the fact is that we have a financial regulation bill that i hope will come before us and that will dills something called orderly liquidation, so that when a large institution fails, it actually fails. i think that is what the american people would like to see happ
accident in west virginia. after that, michigan congressman bart stupak announces he will not run for reelection. . >> this is about 35 minutes. >> you are in the office of two of my law clerks. they work in here and i come in a lot. i learn about the law from them. >> i think that was taken the day that justice o'connor was sworn in, if i am not mistaken. it was taken in the conference room that day. >> what is the difference between the court then and the court now? >> 8 different justices is the main difference. the eight that are in that picture have all been succeeded by my present colleagues. >> is there a difference in the way the court operates today? is that determined by a chief justice? >> it is pretty much determined by how it has been operated over the years. there is much more continuity than -- more continuity in the way we do our work than there is change. when a chief justice is presiding in conference, each chief justice has his own method of presiding at the conference. i think the present chief justice is doing an excellent job. he has some virtues the others d
, the chairman outside, that i spent much of the last week at a mine disaster in a rural part of west virginia. amongst all of the horrible things that come out after experience like that, one of the most disturbing was the fact that not one person there, the rescue people trying to get inside mine officials, miners families, most importantly, trying to call people in detroit or akron or wherever they might be, couldn't do that. there is no cell phone service in that part of the state. and it is not the most rural part of the state. that made me angry. putting ideas on paper is just not enough. just seeking comment on a slew of issues is not enough. to me, 10 years after 9/11, it is action that counts. let me tell you why. in west virginia, one in five households lack access to broadband service. as this plan notes,ly 71% of the state's population has access to 3g wireless service. every day that goes by, communities without broadband in west virginia and every state in the country, and no state doesn't have remote, rural parts to it, risks falling father behind. in this new century, broadband
is for good. -- one is fort hood. we have a similar circumstance at a hospital in virginia. has taken me three or four times to understand it, but within the additions on the food stamp program, where a lot of the dollars look like they are not obligated, it takes awhile for inflation to get back to where it was. perhaps we can get a better explanation than from me on this item, but a lot of the out years spending is mandatory, based on what we did on food stamps. you'd have to dramatically cut back food stamp spending right now, based upon inflation numbers that economists expect inflation to get up to 19. not a good explanation, but we can get somebody better on that. a lot of the dollars were kept driving down was the number that was actually going to be available. it was somewhere around the $30 billion category. a lot of that falls within the energy loan guarantee program, where a lot of the dollars have not been allocated out yet. there's an argument there that you could sweep some of those, but you could hopefully recruit, and i think there is a legitimate policy there. there are a coup
followed under florida's lead and tallahassee on multiple grounds and virginia has filed independently in richmond solely on the constitutionality of the individual mandate. the issue goes far beyond health care. if the commerce clause can be stretched to force individuals to buy health insurance, it will effectively loot the majority of the constitutional restraints on the power of the federal government. what does that statement mean that i just said? if you go back and you read the federalist papers, if you study the things that were said about what took place in our constitutional -- our constitutional convention, which was held to write our constitution, and what the debates were among the representatives of the individual states at that time, the real underlying concern of everyone was the power of government. that's what everybody gathered together to talk about. we need something that manages our situation in america, that's what our founding fathers said when the 13 original states, the 13 original colonies, gathered to discuss what document would we found our sovereignty on?
about the tea parties and tell all their members to ignore the poles. then they lost virginia and new jersey -- [cheers and applause] exactly as in 1993 they had lost virginia and new jersey. and i thought, gosh, that would be a signal maybe they should slow down and think about this. and they accelerated. and they wrote this grow teske pair of bills in the house and senate that were utterly incomprehensible, the largest increase in government in our lifetime, absolutely unenforceable and represented a kind of ludicrous big government, big bureaucracy, high-tax, micromanagement washington-centered health system utterly incapable of working. no rational person could believe that the current federal government could implement this. [applause] at the center for health transformation we had published a book last august called "stop paying the crooks." and we thought that was a fairly clear -- [laughter] look, when you talk to guys who have been educateded a columbia and harvard, you try to get the language down to a rhythm that -- and what we said in that book, which we absolutely stand b
fit in virginia class, which has been very successful program or some variant of a virginia class? >> with regard to studies, we can show you everything that we have done and s andp has done as -- and what sp has done as well. i will take that back to the navy and talk to them about it. >> ok. thank you very much. >> mr. sullenberger. >> i appreciate you all being with us today. i'm sure that everybody agrees that the start and the nuclear posture review and our allies is making sure that we have a strong credible deterrent and a modern, agile infrastructure. with their infrastructure, i mean people, too. without those things, the rest falls apart. i want to pose to questions. the first question is this. every declared nuclear power in the world is making new weapons all the time except us. probably the undeclareds ones are doing it as well. france, for example, in 1995- 1996, decided that they wanted to solve thisxd non-testing rege coming on. the convicted a series of tests for designs that would be more -- they conducted a series of tests for designs that would be more robust.
going from sovereign states, you know, the people of virginia considered themselves -- virginia was a sovereign state. that meant sovereignty laid in the state. and they were meeting in philadelphia to see how much sovereignty they would surrender and what they would create in the form of a federal republic. and remember what benjamin franklin, when asked as he went out the door, what kind of a government they had created, he said, a republic. if you could keep it. because it depends upon those who are given that gift to keep that republic. which means it had some basic concepts which our founding fathers were ingenious about creating and one of them was the balance of power. that they would be offsetting power between the three banches -- branches of government which would balance out the power so no overwhelming power would lie in any one branch of the government. the three branches, the executive which is the president and all the various executive agencies of the government, and then the legislative which is the house and senate and then the judiciary which is the entire jud
that are giving very well right now. virginia class submarines are coming in on budget and ahead of schedule. andt.a.k.e -- t.a.k.e. drive supply ships are having the number of hours it takes to build that ship go down. we are paying very close attention to how much these ships cost, or we simply will not be able to build them. what you have been publicly addressing the navy's transition to allow e-mails to serve aboard submarines. have you selected the first group of candidates, and when would deployment begin? >> we are in the process of starting today, selecting the first group of candidate. the reason we are starting today is that there was a notification period to congress that expired yesterday. we will be looking at the naval academy, nrotc and ocs. the poorest group will be officers that go on. it is about an 18-month pipeline from the initial selection to when they report to their ships. the first two types of submarines that women will deploy on our ballistic missile submarines and guided missile submarines. we have had a lot of interest, a lot of interest from some very impressive young
to fukudome. hope you're having a lovely evening back in the district. maryland, virginia, pennsylvania, delaware, north carolina -- wherever you may be watching masn tonight. we're here at wrigley field. here's adam dunn. >> rob: and all my buddies back at crystal city. yours too. >> bob: oh, yeah. best ballpark pretzels i've had lately. adam dunn getting one to center, but it's not going to go far enough. 395 feet away into the teeth of that breeze. that's the second out here in the 6th. that brings up josh willingham. >> rob: it's all right. made them a little nervous there for a second. looked like he just got in on him. he gives it a ride. >> bob: willingham, two fly balls to right field. >> rob: gorzelanny is going at him soft, soft, and softer. josh has been very impressive. he swings early in the count, going to right field. >> bob: willingham, out to right center. this will hang for fukudome. three fly balls in the 6th for gorzelanny. >> bob: back here at wrigley. >> rob: hernandez and gorzelanny are pitching a gem. hernandez will give you a little bit of this, a little bit of
of virginia, and the district of columbia to the washington metropolitan area transit regulation compact. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that when the house adjourns today it adjourn to meet at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow and further that when the house adjourns on that day it adjourn to meet at 12ction -- 12:30 p.m. on tuesday, april 30, 2010, for morning hour debate. the speaker pro tempore: without the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlelady from pennsylvania rise? the gentlelady is recognized for one minute, without objection. the house will be in order. the house will be in order. the gentlelady deserves to be heard. >> thank you. today is it's my unique honor to congratulate barbara laker and wendy from the philadelphia daily news d, winners of the prestigious 2010 pulitzer prize for investigative reporting. their resourceful supporting observed a rogue narcotics squad resulting in
this evening possible. a year-and-a-half ago, and moved to virginia. i have been very thirsty for any afghan projects here. unfortunately, i have not found too many. there are to poetry clubs -- two poetry clubs that afghans have made that i am a part of. do you have any focus on the afghans that are here, uniting them and giving them projects to do here? >> thank you. yes, one thing that we are benefiting from is afghan center serving the embassy. -- that are serving the embassy. we do work with a number of afghan organizations such as sports and cultural events. we know that the potential for these afghans to do more is enormous. some of them have formed their own groups, smaller groups, involved in business development and other areas. as i mentioned, and the services of the foundation is to really bring -- one of the purposes of the foundation is to really bring all these people together and bring a synergy and enhance these so the afghans to have a place to go. >> yes, please. in the front. >> i am an independent consultant. i have two questions with regard to the implications and goals
could do that everywhere. you would have to say they could cross state lines so you could get a virginia, maryland, and d.c. boxed into groups. i think that should be done. if you want more primary care physicians, let them do what we did with the world health court going back to the 1970's. let them knock off 20% of that $250,000 medical school that for every year they work in an underserved area or special day. -- or specialty. >> you are a pretty good politician. that would be the general consensus in this room and across the country. if you were going to run for office right now, and obviously fiscal responsibility was a big part of your administration, how do you frame that? how'd you get elected and how you state elected by telling people we are going to have to do something here? we have to do something about medicare and social security? we may have to raise taxes? how do you get elected and stay there? >> first of all, i would say the end result works. the second thing i would say is america has got to back -- get back into the future business. we have to be a tomorrow country.
to enforce that. we've just got a very good verdict. i think it was in virginia in a case. we aggressively enforceed that and we will continue to do so and we, i appreciate the leadership of senator schumer and others in the passage of the move act. as you know that was a bipart bill and -- bipartisan bill and we will fully and aggressively enforcement -- enforce it and i look forward to doing so. >> election is coming up in november. >> absolutely. >> we don't want to have another election with 25% of our military not able to vote. >> i agree with you sir. on this new plaque party panther case -- black party panther case dismissal, you told the house judiciary committee when you testified that the maximum menl -- penalty was sought in that case. but the question was, was it obtained? can you compare the remedy sought in the original complaints with the remedy actually obtained in the unjunction? isn't it true that the come sought a person innocent -- complaint sought a permanent injunction against all four defendants and the ultimate injunction was only for a few years and against just on
's an i.o.u. to the government. they put them in a filing cabinet in parkersburg, west virginia. illegals aren't going to file a tax return. the dollars that are contributed go into that filing cabinet along with the bonds and we have the department of homeland security who is not willing to enforce the law to the extent that it must be against illegal workers. they may be willing to enforce the law even in an increasing degree. so the social security administration is cashing the checks of people who have fraudulently misrepresented their identity. and so, the agency has demonstrated the will to enforce the law. i brought the legislation called the new idea act, which clarifies that wages and benefits paid to illegals are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. and establishes that there will be a cooperative working effort between social security, homeland security and the i.r.s. the i.r.s. has demonstrated they do have a desire to enforce the law. they have been vigorous in enforcing the law. and they would be useful in stepping into the enforcement of illegal immigration l
. >> that's right, sir. >> neither did i. [laughter] but thanks to the generosity of churches in virginia, he and his parents found a home in the united states. and ledum, who says "i always wanted to be in the military," found his calling in the united states marine corps. he deployed to iraq, and was serving his second tour when his unit was struck by an improvised explosive device. in the weeks and months that followed, he battled to recover from traumatic brain injury. at a va medical center, with his parents at his side, he was presented a purple heart. and a few moments later, he was sworn in as an american citizen. this marine was not only determined to recover, he was determined to help others. he has been a leader and mentor to his fellow wounded warriors. in fact, i hear he's quite an athlete -- >> yes, sir. >> -- he agrees. [laughter] he will compete next month in the first warrior games at the u.s. olympic training center in colorado. so for his distinguished service to country, and for inspiring us all with his example of what citizenship truly means, i am proud to join the u
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